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Long Lost Fortress of Solitude Mix CDs Found, Replicated

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The Millions posts listenable soundtracks (via Pandora radio) to three books: Legs McNeil’s Please Kill Me (MC5, Stooges, Velvet Underground, Ramones, Sex Pistols), Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life (Mission of Burma, Minor Threat, Husker Du, The Replacements, Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers, Big Black, Fugazi), and most exciting of all, Jonathan Lethem’s Fortress of Solitude, based on two long lost mix CDs Lethem handed out to friends at readings. They also dug up the full tracklists for Lethem’s Fortress mixes, which are replicated after the jump.

    cd one

    1. David Ruffin — No Matter Where
    2. Four Tops — Ain’t No Woman
    3. Bill Withers — World Keeps Goin Round (live)
    4. Randy Newman — Short People
    5. Syl Johnson — Anyone But You
    6. The Spinners — One of a Kind Love Affair
    7. Marvin Gaye — I’m Goin’ Home
    8. The Prisonaires — Just Walkin’ in the Rain
    9. Hot Chocolate — Brother Louie
    10. Manhattans — Shining Star
    11. Gillian Welch — My First Lover
    12. Marvin Gaye — Time to Get it Together
    13. Phil Ochs — City Boy
    14. Billy Paul — Let Em In
    15. Howard Tate — Get it While You Can
    16. The Spinners — Sadie
    17. Pete Wingfield — 18 With A Bullet
    18. Marvin Gaye — You The Man
    19. The Last Poets — Two Little Boys
    20. Maxine Nightingale — Right Back Where We Started From

    cd two

    1. The Spinners — Games People Play
    2. Syl Johnson — The Love Chimes
    3. Marvin Gaye — Anger
    4. Slick Rick — Children’s Story
    5. Langley School Music Project — Desperado
    6. The Main Ingredient — Work to Do
    7. David Ruffin — Walk Away
    8. Timmy Thomas — Why Can’t We Live Together?
    9. The O’Jays — Use Ta Be My Girl
    10. Syl Johnson — Is It Because I’m Black?
    11. The Marigolds — Rolling Stone
    12. The Originals — Baby, I’m For Real
    13. War — Why Can’t We Be Friends?
    14. Bill Withers — Better Off Dead (live)
    15. The Manhattans — Kiss and Say Goodbye
    16. Sly Stone — Remember Who You Are
    17. Arthur Alexander — Anna (live)
    18. Brian Eno — Golden Hours
    19. Marvin Gaye — Got to Give it Up

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